2012- Top 50 Hindi songs
This has been a challenge to pick a few good songs (believe me it is a damn tough thing to do) and create a list of the best songs in a year. Following is the Part 1 of the best songs that managed to stick in the head over the year. This is purely a personal choice and no science or mathematics has gone into the selection.
50. Bharat mata ki (Shanghai)
Lyrics: Dibakar Banerjee, Neelesh Mishra Music: Vishal-Shekhar Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Keerthi Sagathia
Just like the film, this song gets the essence of India right. The dichotomy of the nation is well captured in the song and is sung with full on energy.
49. Navrai Majhi(English Vinglish)
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Swanand Kirkire, Natalie Di Luccio
A break away from the regular Punjabi wedding soundtracks, this Marathi-Hindi number is foot tapping and refreshing.
48. Yere –Yellapur Song (MTV Sound Trippin)
Music: Sneha Khanwalkar
From the villages of Northern Karnataka comes Sound Trippin’s catchy song that makes you sway along with the tune. This is Sneha Khanwalkar all the way.
47. O Saiyaan (Agneepath)
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya Music: Ajay-Atul Singers: Roop Kumar Rathod
Rarely does Roop Kumar sing for Hindi films and rarely does he go wrong with the choice of songs that he chooses or the songs that choose him.
46. Tumhi ho Bandhu (Cocktail)
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil Music: Pritam Singers: Kavitha Seth, Neeraj Sridhar
Kavitha Seth is the reason why this song features on the list. She is the saving grace of the song and has sung this otherwise ordinary number superbly.
45. Motorwada (Luv Shuv tey Chicken Khurana)
Lyrics: Shellee Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Tochi Raina, Amit Trivedi
The western feel o the song gives way to the Punjabi/Haryanvi takda and makes this one of the more innovative songs of the year.
44. Hunter (Gangs of Wasseypur-1)
Lyrics: Varun Grover Music: Sneha Khanwalkar Singers: Vedesh Sokoo, Rajneesh, Munna, Shyamoo
Caribbean calypso meets the Bhojpuri folk in this one. This is the kind of fusion music that still exists in the Caribbean through the slaves who were taken from the hinterlands of India.
43. English Vinglish (English Vinglish)
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Shilpa Rao, Amit Trivedi
Starting very similarly to Scatman John’s song, the song oozes confidence with each passing moment. Quite a hummable number. Not to be missed is Amit Trivedi’s version sung equally well.
42. Dil Chhi Chha Ledar (Gangs of Wasseypur-2)
Lyrics: Varun Grover Music: Sneha Khanwalkar Singers: Durga
No clue on what this means, but this is something out of the ordinary and pushes the boundaries of Indian music.
41. Khudaaya (Shanghai)
Lyrics: Neelesh Mishra Music: Vishal-Shekhar Singers: Shekhar Ravijiani, Raja Hasan
Even though the musical duo of Vishal-Shekhar is losing their sheen, they do come up with a few rare songs that are just about right and strike a chord. Both are better singers than musicians of late.
…to be contd.